John Coombs (ca1610-) and Sarah Priest (ca1615-)  

Last Updated 9/1/00

b. about 1610, probably in England
m. unknown
d. before 15 Oct 1646

b. about 1615 in Leyden, Holland, the daughter of Degory and Sarah (ALLERTON) PRIEST
d. after 1 Aug 1648, probably in England

John Coombs likely arrived in Plymouth shortly before 12 Oct 1630 when he purchased a house and garden plot from Ralph Wallen.  He was a freeman in 1633 but was disenfranchised 3 Sep 1639 for being drunk and was not restored to freeman status until 5 Jun 1644.  The last record of him  in Plymouth is on 5 Nov 1644 when he sued Thomas Morton.

"On 15 Oct 1646 William Spooner came before the Govt. and undertook to save the towne harmless from any charge that might befall by reason of a child that Mrs. Coombs left with him when she went to England.  On 1 Aug 1648 the court ordered that William Spooner keep the children of Mis Combe and not dispose of them without further order of the court."

Children of John and Sarah Coombs (b. in Plymouth, MA):

  1. John Coombs, b. about 1632; d. before 29 May 1668 in Boston, MA. He m. Elizabeth ROYALL 24 Feb 1661/62 in Boston, MA.
  2. Francis Coombs, b. about 1635.
Five-Generation Pedigree Chart
Offspring This Family Parents Grandparents Great-grandparents
Francis Coombs John Coombs
Sarah Priest Degory Priest
Sarah Allerton


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